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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Luis Castillo, DT, Northwestern:… Defensive tackle has been the position of choice on draft day in the 2000s, however, it looks like something of a down year for the DTs at least in the opening round. Indeed, there are only ...

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Old 04-07-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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Luis Castillo, DT, Northwestern:… Defensive tackle has been the position of choice on draft day in the 2000s, however, it looks like something of a down year for the DTs at least in the opening round. Indeed, there are only a couple of DTs considered to be first-round locks this year and both have questions. Travis Johnson of Florida State, for example, has the complete physical package, but he hasn’t always played hard every down in the past, plus he’s got some off-field baggage. On the other hand, Shaun Cody of Southern Cal goes hard every snap, but may be a little too rangy to consistently dominate at the point of attack in the NFL; in fact, a lot of teams figure Cody would be better at DE, particularly in a 3-4 scheme, at the next level. Enter the Wildcats’ Castillo, a rugged interior defender with impressive 4 .85 speed and quickness for a 300-plus pounder. With NFL teams almost always on the lookout for help on the defensive fronts, look for Castillo to possibly start to figure in the mix in the latter half of the opening round.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:36 PM   #2
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i can\'t say i would jump on him (he\'s too big) but i wouldn\'t be disappointed either.
Pros: Good size and quickness, great strength. Used to be a wrestler, that has been credited by many top defenders, especially DT\'s, as having helped their game.
Cons: Not much bad to say about him, he just needs more exposure to the scouting community.
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The 2004 Scouting Report: Academic All-America and All-Big Ten candidate ... Coaching staff says he is as good as any other interior defensive linemen in the Big Ten ... Because of the position he plays, his performances are generally not as flashy as Loren Howard\'s ... Has started 22 career games at defensive tackle ... Has unlimited potential ... Great work ethic, tremendous attitude and good strength level.
2003: Recipient of the Motor City Bowl\'s United Auto Workers (UAW) Lineman of the Game Award ... Registered eight tackles (five solos), including a 0.5 TFL, vs. Bowling Green in the MCB ... Named a first-team Academic All-District defensive lineman ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NU\'s Carnig Minasian Citizenship Award recipient ... True junior ... Started all 13 games, which extended his string to 20 consecutive starts ... Totaled four tackles, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries vs. Kansas ... Had five tackles (four solos) vs. Air Force ... Registered three tackles vs. Miami ... Also had a blocked kick vs. Miami ... Missed most of practice during the week of the Duke game due to the death of his grandmother, but came back to total four tackles (1.5 sacks), a pass breakup and a hurry vs. the Blue Devils ... Named team\'s defensive player of the game for his effort at Ohio State: season-high eight tackles (five solos), which included two TFL\'s, and a hurry ... Four tackles, including a sack, vs. Minnesota ... Eight tackles (four solos), including 1.5 TFLs, and a hurry against Wisconsin ... Four tackles at Purdue ... Six tackles, including a TFL, and a hurry vs. Penn State ... Four tackles vs. Michigan ... Five tackles, including a TFL, at Illinois ... Led all NU defensive linemen with 70 hits ... Second on team with 7 TFLs ... 176 career tackles.

2002: CoSIDA Academic All-District second-team and Academic All-Big Ten selection ... A leg injury hindered his progress during preseason ... Played at Air Force and then earned season\'s first start vs. TCU ... Started last seven games ... Ranked fifth on team and led all linemen with 84 tackles ... Equaled a career high with 10 tackles vs. Indiana ... Against Ohio State, totaled nine tackles (four solos) as well as a fumble recovery ... Eight tackles at Minnesota ... Totaled seven tackles at Air Force ... Had five tackles and a 1/2 TFL vs. TCU ... Seven tackles and a pass deflection vs. Duke ... Racked up 10 tackles at Navy, despite hurting his knee in the first half ... Eight tackles (five solos) at Michigan State ... Six hits at Penn State ... Six tackles vs. Purdue ... Six tackles at Iowa ... Two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Illinois.

2001: True freshman who made his collegiate debut at Purdue ... In five games, totaled 22 tackles, including four tackles-for-loss ... Notched a season-high eight tackles (seven solos) at Indiana, with two going for losses ... Six tackles vs. Iowa ... Scout player of the week once before getting call to action against Purdue.

High School: PrepStar Super 30 All-Eastern Region ... SuperPrep All-American ... Tom Lemming All-Region ... Rated third-best defensive line prospect in New Jersey by the McCarthy Report ... Newark Star Ledger first-team all-state ... Associated Press All-State ... First-team all-county his junior and senior years ... First team all-league his sophomore, junior and senior years ... Third-team all-state as a junior ... Team MVP and captain ... Recorded 89 tackles, eight sacks, five forced fumbles his senior year ... Recorded 159 tackles and 18 sacks in his high school career ... Lettered eight times as a prep (three--football, three--track, two--wrestling) ... State\'s top-ranked heavyweight wrestler ... Member of the Math Honor Society, National Honor Society and the Honor Roll ... High school football coach was Steve Mucha.

Personal: Born Luis Alberto Castillo on 8/4/83 ... Son of Maria Castillo ... Played against fellow NU classmate John Pickens in high school ... Chose NU over N.C. State, Duke, Minnesota and Iowa ... Economics major and business institutions minor.
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:01 PM   #3
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Luis castillo at the 16th?

I say we need to take a DT in the first, dont know much about the DT\'s in the draft, but we need a playmaker at DT, someone that can stop the run. I know there hoping about JS but we cant hope and fail, and let RB\'s tear us up the middle again, And Imagine if JS comes around and we get a good one thru draft, and can use BY to rotate. (we\'d be set at DT for years). Bottom line is we cant let teams run on us at will anymore.
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